“Military force is justified only in self-defense; naked aggression is the province of dictators and rogue states. This is the danger of a new “preemptive first strike” doctrine…” —Ron Paul
I’ve been reading “The 5000 Year Leap,” a book about the principles the Founding Fathers espoused which inspired the formation of the Constitution. Coincidentally I had been reading the chapter about “Free Market Economics” when I was directed to the article I quote below—but in this chapter the author (Cleon Skousen) describes how it had been Thomas Jefferson’s desire to set up the United States so that Congress (not private banks) controlled the issuance of money. Sadly, his desire was never fully implemented in the U.S., and pretty much from day one, because of bad policy amidst an economic depression, the issuance of money was turned over to a private consortium of bankers, and later to the fed, another private bank.
Jefferson seems to be calling from the grave with disapproval:
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs. “
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Here is an update on the Ron Paul campaign from Ron Paul himself. He talks about successes and challenges so far, how things are going in the present, and some of the improvements that are being implemented in the campaign for the future. Dr. Paul is in this for the long haul — so are we!
For a while this video wasn’t embedding for some reason, if that is the case now view it at youtube:
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The other candidates and the MSM are just flat out scared of Dr. Paul now, hoping to avoid having to confront him or be confronted by him because they know they always lose. No more half-witted attempts to make him look bad, no more strange cackling while he speaks, just avoiding eye contact seems to be their plan.
Romney: 21:11, during 13 times
McCain: 16:00, during 13 times
Giuliani: 13:50, during 11 times
Huckabee: 12:11, during nine times
Paul: 6:31, during six times
John McCain was very confused.
And then of course there’s the strange “man behind the curtain” whispering to Romney, apparently the brains of the operation.
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